One of the things I love about Bible studies is hearing what God is doing in the lives of the people in the study. In addition to just enjoying each other, we get to build each other up and learn from each other.
I get to hear what God is teaching the people in the study, how they handle various problems, and what they’re struggling with, which is often the the same thing I’m struggling with. Continue reading →
Do you ever feel like you have to say yes when someone asks you to do something? Do often find yourself saying yes and then regretting it later? Does it bother you when people are unhappy with you?
If so, you may be a people pleaser.
In this podcast, we’ll talk about 6 different things you can do if you want to break the habit of people pleasing. We’ll also renew our minds with the people pleasing questions from I Deserve a Donut.
If you’d like to subscribe to the podcast or listen to it on iTunes, click here, and then click “View on iTunes.” (It may not be there right away as I am having technical difficulties, which also explains why I have two play buttons rather than one!)
People Pleasing Questions
Why do you want to make this person happy?
What will make him happy?
Are you able to make that happen?
Will that really make him happy? Explain.
Interfering with what God wants to do in this person’s life by always trying to make him happy? Explain.
Tempted to do something God doesn’t want you to do (or not do something God wants you to do) just so you can make this person happy? Explain.
Remembering that only God can fill this person up and make him happy?
Neglecting your responsibilities (as a parent, for example) just to avoid making this person mad?
How do you think God wants you to handle this situation?
Why do you think He wants you to handle it that way?
What would you need to sacrifice, give up, or risk to do what God wants you to do?
What will you gain if you do what God wants you to do?
Is there anything you need to accept?
What can you thank God for in this situation?
Question: Are you a people pleaser? Do you have any tips for us?